Tartu, Estonia

🇪🇪 Tartu is the second largest city in Estonia. Tartu lies on the Emajõgi, which connects the two largest lakes of Estonia, Lake Võrtsjärv and Lake Peipus. The city is served by Tartu Airport. Tartu is situated 186 km south-east of Tallinn and 245 km north-east of Riga, the capital of Latvia. The distance to Estonia's summer holiday capital Pärnu in the west is 176 km and the fastest route there by car is through Viljandi and Kilingi-Nõmme.

Economy Mostly known as a university town, Tartu is also a site of heavy industry. The food industry has traditionally been important for the town's economy and some bigger companies in the field include A. Le Coq, Tartu Mill and Salvest. Kroonpress is the leading printing press company in the Baltic States.

At the beginning of the 21st century, many ICT enterprises and other high-tech companies have taken a foothold in Tartu. Notable examples include Playtech Estonia, Nortal (formerly Webmedia Group), ZeroTurnaround, Tarkon, Reach-U and Raintree Estonia. Skype has an office in Tartu. The university is one of the largest employers, which explains the large proportion of highly skilled professionals – researchers, professors, doctors, and Tartu University Clinic has been considered the largest employer of Tartu.

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Tartu was ranked #331 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Tartu has a population of over 92,972 people. Tartu also forms the centre of the wider Tartu County which has a population of over 150,139 people. Tartu is ranked #275 for startups with a score of 1.139.

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